Monday, September 22

River City Rodeo
The River City Rodeo runs September 25-28 in downtown Omaha. For details, CLICK HERE.

VNA Flu Clinics

  • Click here to learn more about the VNA's Flu Clinics. VNA offers flu immunizations at public and workplace clinics throughout Omaha, Council Bluffs and the surrounding communities, including:
  • VNA’s Omaha office at 12565 West Center Road from 4 – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday, starting Sept. 22.
  • Starting Sept. 29, the times will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary.
  • VNA’s Council Bluffs office at 822 S. Main Street, Suite 102 on Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. by appointment, call 712-328-3990 to schedule.
  • Given by a trained VNA nurse, VNA flu immunizations are available to children as young as six months. The traditional flu vaccine shot, available for $25, is made to protect against three different flu viruses.

  • Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon
    This year’s luncheon is October 1st. Erin Gruwell is the featured guest speaker. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Woodmen of the World FalconCam

  • Click here to see the Peregrine Falcon chicks and learn more.

    Free Financial Tool Booklet
    The federal government has created a free financial tool kit to help get a reader’s finances in order. You can view it online or order a booklet for free. Just CLICK HERE.

    Suicide Prevention Resources

    Nebraska Humane Society

  • Click here To learn more about how you can find your next pet through adoption from the Nebraska Humane Society. Location, hours and adoption information.

    EducationQuest Foundation FAFSA Help
    Free assistance for college-bound students and their parents to complete their FAFSA application for financial assistance...CLICK HERE.

    Boys Town Parenting Tips

  • Click here for general parenting tips and guides.
  • Call the national hotline for help with specific situations. That number is 1-800-448-3000.

    Midlands Mentoring Partnership

  • Click here to learn more about the Midlands Mentoring Partnership.

    Domestic Violence Help

    • To reach the WCA's 24/7 Crisis Hotline Call: (402) 345-7273
    • Spanish Line: (402) 672-7118

    • National Safety Council - Nebraska

      • Visit for pedestrian safety strategies, and downloadable information on distracted driving.
      • Click Here for a printable coloring book for school children.

      NE Department of Labor - Veterans' Services
      • Click here to learn about training opportunities through Career Centers.

      Child Identification Kit

  • Sunday, September 21

    Resources For Military Veterans & Families

    Out With Sprout: Omaha Family Event Calendar
    To explore what Omaha has to offer as a family, for a list of daily, weekly and monthly events happening in and around the area, CLICK HERE.

  • Click here to learn more.

    Suicide Awareness & Anti-Bullying

  • Click here to find resources for children battling with bullies & suicidal thoughts.

    For more information about the TeamMates mentoring organization, CLICK HERE.

    Suicide Prevention Resources:

  • Boys Town Hot Line
  • National Suicide Hopeline
  • American Association of Suicidology
    On the Web:
  • Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
    On the Web: suicideprevention
  • Nebraska LOSS Team
    On the Web: nelossteam
  • CHI Creighton Health
    Any age to call for suicide help

    Foster Care
    Click here

    Nebraska's Sex Offender Registry
    Click here

    Call Before You Dig!
    You never know what’s down below your feet, so call the Diggers Hotline before you dig a hole. The number is easy: 811. You can also go online to fill out a form. Click here for Nebraska. Click here for Iowa.

    Poison Control Center
    The Poison Control Center can be reached by calling either 402-955-5555 or 800-222-1222. To visit its website, click here.

    Report Deffenbaugh Trash Complaints

    Douglas County Health Department
    Click here for information on disease control and immunization.

    Omaha’s Pot Hole Hotline
    Call 402-444-4919 or click here.

    Unemployment Benefits In Nebraska

    To file by phone, call (402) 458-2500 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Deaf or hard of hearing, call (402) 471-0016.

  • Saturday, September 20

    Omaha Community Playhouse

  • Click here to learn more about what's on stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

    Omaha Children's Museum

  • Click here to learn about what's going on at the Omaha Children's Museum.

    Strategic Air & Space Museum

  • Click here to learn more about what's going on at the Strategic Air & Space Museum.

    Lauritzen Gardens
    Click here to learn more about what's going on at Lauritzen Gardens.

    The Durham Museum
    Click here to learn about what's new at The Durham Museum.

    Joslyn Art Museum
    Click here to learn more.

    Nebraska Family Help Line

    • 1-888-866-8660
    • Trained counselors
    • Children's behavioral issues
    • Parent/child conflict resolution
    • Youth mental health services
  • Friday, September 19

    2014 United Way Day of Caring

  • Click here to volunteer and learn more about the 2014 United Way Day of Caring. Sign-ups begin on September 25th. The Day of Caring is October 10th.

    Sumtur Amphitheater
    There’s a lot going on at the Sumtur Amphitheater in Sarpy County including Open Mic Night, Garage Band Night and movies. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Aksarben Village
    There’s a lot going on at Aksarben Village besides the Farmer’s Market on Sundays. CLICK HERE for the calendar of events.

    Claims Against City of Omaha
    For details on how to file, CLICK HERE.

    Links To Privacy Apps


    Crash Avoidance Tests
    For the first time, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested crash avoidance systems offered by automakers. To see the results of the study, CLICK HERE.

    Habitat for Humanity
    Make a difference in a family's life by helping them build a home. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. For more information on volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, click here.

    Lost A Pet?
    The Nebraska Humane Society's Web site has pictures of pets that have been turned in, but cannot be identified.

  • Thursday, September 18

    Civic Auditorium Auction
    There will be a public auction of the contents of the Omaha Civic Auditorium October 3rd and 4th. CLICK HERE for details.

    Omaha Farmer's Market
    CLICK HERE for info

    Lyric and Elizabeth Kidnapping Case
    CLICK HERE to visit the Evansdale Police Department's new website.

    24/7Sexual Assault Hotline
    Call (402) 354-8899

    Coffee With A Cop

  • Click here to learn more about the Omaha Police Department's community outreach. Or you can check out the website at To learn more you can also email here:

    Council Bluffs 2030 Comprehensive Plan

  • Click here to read the draft of the 2030 plan.

    Home Visits 101: Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers

  • Click here

    Website for Family Activities
    An Omaha mom developed a website to help families navigate family events that are going on in the metro. For information, CLICK HERE

    Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Click here to learn how to volunteer.

    NE Daycare License Search
    The Department of Health and Human Services allows the public to search for daycare license information. We found the search works best using the city you're interesting in finding the business, and then cycling through the list after clicking Child Care Center or Family Child Care Home. To go to the website, click here.

    BBB Senior Hotline
    The Better Business Bureau has set up a Senior Line, a dedicated toll-free number for seniors, their care givers, family members, or concerned adults to receive reliable information on businesses, scams and frauds. The number is 1-877-637-3334.

    Nebraska Family Support Network
    For families of children with mental health issues or behavioral problems

    • 3568 Dodge St.
    • (402) 345-0791
    • Click here to learn more about assistance and/or support group meetings.

    Becoming A Foster Or Adoptive Parent
    Click here for more info.

    Stranger Danger Advice For Parents
    Click here for suggestions from the FBI.

    Protect Your Identity
    Click here for tips from the BBB on how long we should hold onto various records before shredding them.

    Addiction Hotline
    If you think you might have a sign of addiction, call the Alegent Health Mental Health Services hotline at (402) 717-HOPE..

  • Wednesday, September 17

    Sarpy County Social Media Safety Classes

  • Youth Night, September 25th, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Sarpy County Board Room, 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion
    Space is limited. Please RSVP by contacting Tina Harper at the Sarpy County Diversion Office. To register, call 402-593-2207 or email

    Boys Town National Hotline
    The Hotline number is 1-800-448-3000. Whether it's a crisis, resource or referral -- the number can be used for kids and parents. Boys Town also has ways for you to text and live chat with counselors. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Hope Center For Kids
    The Hope Center is always looking for donations, whether it be funds or items. CLICK HERE for a list of what's needed or to help their mission in north Omaha.

    NHTSA's Vehicle Recall Search Tool

  • Click here to find out if your car has been recalled and whether it has been repaired.

    Coverage To Care Initiative
    Coverage To Care is an online resource to help the newly insured understand what is covered and offered under their healthcare. CLICK HERE.

    Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs: Resources For Parents

  • Impact One
  • Urban League of Nebraska
  • Compassion In Action
  • Family First
  • Omaha Police
  • Omaha Housing Authority
  • Omaha/Douglas County

    DMV Website
    CLICK HERE to access Nebraska's DMV website.

    Women's Center For Advancement
    Click here for help in protecting yourself from domestic violence.

    Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

  • Click here to learn about what's going at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue.

    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

  • Click here to learn about what's going on at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

    Help For Victims Of Domestic Violence

    Be An Organ Donor
    Do Not Call
    Click here to register your cell phone or any phone number with the Do Not Call Registry.

    Better Business Bureau
    Poison Information
    The Nebraska Regional Poison Center: 955-5555 (in Omaha area)
  • Tuesday, September 16

    Red Rubber Run 5K and AIDS Walk
    Wear red and join the Nebraska AIDS Project on Saturday, September 27th to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS. CLICK HERE.

    Apple Releases Removal Tool
    Days after releasing U2's latest album, Apple has announced a way to remove it from our iTunes and mobile devices. CLICK HERE for the tool.

    Angel Ride Fundraiser
    Skutt Catholic is hosting it's annual fundraiser Saturday, September 27th starting at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information, CLICK HERE.

    Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Citizen Exam Report
    To report a medically impaired or unsafe driver, the State of Nebraska has a form to fill out so examiners can investigate. CLICK HERE.

    Join The Organ Donor Registry
    For information about the Nebraska Organ Recovery, click here.

    Red Cross Blood Donation
    Click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

    Police Warrant Search

  • Click here to find a list of Omaha residents with outstanding warrants.

    Report Suspicious Activity

  • Click here to report suspicious activity to the Nebraska Information Analysis Center.

    Schemes & Rip-Offs

  • Click here to review a contractor before getting roof and storm damage repaired by a contractor. Or call the Better Business Bureau Senior Line at 877-637-3334.

  • Click here for the National Do Not Call List.

  • Click here to get on the Do Not Mail List and opt out of credit offers and insurance offers.

  • Click here to go to the Nebraska Attorney General's website. There is lots of good information about consumer protection, including a section dedicated to senior fraud.

  • Click here for the FBI site with information on computer-generated scams and email scams.

  • Click here to get your credit report, for free, one time per year from each of the three credit bureaus.

    ID Theft Hotlines
    If you fear your identity has been stolen, call these numbers right away: Equifax at 800-685-1111, Experian at 888-397-3742, TransUnion at 800-916-8800 and the Federal Trade Commission at 877-ID-THEFT

    Find A Recycling Center Near You
    Click here to find a recycling center near you.

    Protect Seniors From Fraud
    Click here to learn more. To get a Senior Fraud Protection Kit or more information call Home Instead Senior Care at 402-498-3444.

    Sarpy County Crime Stoppers

    Omaha Fire Department Arson Hotline
    Click here for the Omaha Fire Department. Arson Hotline: 402-444-FIRE.

    Child Car Seat Safety Checks

    • Nebraska State Patrol
    • 4411 South 108th Street
    • Omaha
    • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • To make an appointment call: 331-3333

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